• Register
  • Help
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Topic: March from the Highlands

Share/Bookmark
  1. #1

    New song: March from the Highlands

    I just completed a new song titled "March from the Highlands". http://www.seandockery.net/hidden-fo...206-2-2006.mp3

    I'm picturing badly defeated Southern civil war soldiers marching (staggering slowly) in a ragged formation back home. From what I understand there were a lot of Scottsmen immigrants fighting for the South. Any other ideas come to your head, please let me know.

    The song has not been mixed or mastered, so some levels may still need to be adjusted. A recording engineer I am not! Any and all comments, suggestions, accepted and wanted.

    Thanks for listening.
    _______________________________________
    "I would rather compose than decompose."


    Sean C. Dockery
    www.SeanDockery.com




    Cubase 5, Komplete 6, Alchemy, PLAY, Vienna Instruments, Spectrasonics, and much more

    INTEL|CORE I7 980X 3.33G, 12G CORSAIR DDR3, SSD 160G|OCZ for OS.






  2. #2

    Re: March from the Highlands

    Sorry. Scotsmen? EWQL RA bagpipes are the best I have availble. I will try to improve them, though. Thanks.
    _______________________________________
    "I would rather compose than decompose."


    Sean C. Dockery
    www.SeanDockery.com




    Cubase 5, Komplete 6, Alchemy, PLAY, Vienna Instruments, Spectrasonics, and much more

    INTEL|CORE I7 980X 3.33G, 12G CORSAIR DDR3, SSD 160G|OCZ for OS.






  3. #3

    Re: March from the Highlands

    Quote Originally Posted by awpmusic

    Pipes don't sound too authentic to me - try adding more grace notes - that might help.
    What exactly are "grace notes"? Anybody know of more realistic bag-pipes than RA offers?
    _______________________________________
    "I would rather compose than decompose."


    Sean C. Dockery
    www.SeanDockery.com




    Cubase 5, Komplete 6, Alchemy, PLAY, Vienna Instruments, Spectrasonics, and much more

    INTEL|CORE I7 980X 3.33G, 12G CORSAIR DDR3, SSD 160G|OCZ for OS.






  4. #4

    Re: March from the Highlands

    Quote Originally Posted by quantum7
    What exactly are "grace notes"?
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/grace+notes
    — alanb

    ...........................

    http://alanb.org

    http://www.myspace.com/arsperspicuus

  5. #5

    Re: March from the Highlands

    Thank you Andrew & Alan. Now I see what you mean. I will experiment with the grace notes and see if I can get those beautiful bag-pipes to shine.
    _______________________________________
    "I would rather compose than decompose."


    Sean C. Dockery
    www.SeanDockery.com




    Cubase 5, Komplete 6, Alchemy, PLAY, Vienna Instruments, Spectrasonics, and much more

    INTEL|CORE I7 980X 3.33G, 12G CORSAIR DDR3, SSD 160G|OCZ for OS.






  6. #6

    Re: March from the Highlands

    Quote Originally Posted by awpmusic
    That's it - get em blastin all over Nevada!
    Will do! Being part Scotish/Irish from my father I wrote this song in honor of him. My wife and I plan to go to Scotland in 2 years. I cannot wait!
    _______________________________________
    "I would rather compose than decompose."


    Sean C. Dockery
    www.SeanDockery.com




    Cubase 5, Komplete 6, Alchemy, PLAY, Vienna Instruments, Spectrasonics, and much more

    INTEL|CORE I7 980X 3.33G, 12G CORSAIR DDR3, SSD 160G|OCZ for OS.






  7. #7

    Re: March from the Highlands

    Cool! I will take you up on that. I've always wanted to try Scotish beer.

    Cheers
    _______________________________________
    "I would rather compose than decompose."


    Sean C. Dockery
    www.SeanDockery.com




    Cubase 5, Komplete 6, Alchemy, PLAY, Vienna Instruments, Spectrasonics, and much more

    INTEL|CORE I7 980X 3.33G, 12G CORSAIR DDR3, SSD 160G|OCZ for OS.






  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    UK- teeming with life....
    Posts
    2,567

    Re: March from the Highlands

    Quote Originally Posted by awpmusic
    A grace note is a little ornamentation just before the main note


    The pipes in RA are fiirst class - I use RA myself - but it's like most of the instruments in RA - you get a much more authentic result if you study how the instrument is played.

    Here's the pipe music for a traditional piece which will show you what I mean:

    and if you click here you can hear this piece played (very quickly) with RA pipes.

    RA pipes have 'grace notes' built in - triggered by velocity - but for this I used a very low velocity so as not to trigger them so you hear exactly what is on the manuscript. Still not as good as the real thing (and not as loud!) but getting closer. BTW I don't play the 'real' pipes!

    HTH
    Hi Andrew,

    You know, those are pretty decent sounding pipes probably the best I've heard.....they would fool most folk, including me (not that I'm an expert I just like to hear them) I was born in Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire and ma Mither made sure I had a taste. Great job.....I was just waiting for the rest of the band to come in....in the classic 'Amazing Grace' style.....you know, the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards hit version.

    Maybe I'll just have to get hold of RA now that I've heard this!!!

    Cheers

    Frank

Go Back to forum

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •